The Shadow of Tong Long Quan


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May 16, 2009
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I was just observing in the "Ling Beng Bu" set. There are 2 sides one is the practitioner that is performing the Beng Bu set the other which has an equally important job is the alternate side of the Beng Bu.

So we always call this the Shadow of Tong Long, as in each set application wise there are multiple sides for each form. Representing multiple scenarios, so in reality the form itself has another side one is offensive and the other is defensive. (so 2 forms in 1)

I found this concept to be useful for practice, this theory however is by far not new or even inventive as in my opinion all forms have multiple sides. Just some people don't train the other side. (or what my Sifu says they spend to much time on Tiao Wu-dance)

But at the end of the day we have to take the forms for what they are
"forms" and they are prearranged techniques but with various applications.

So its important to train the mechanics, concepts, attributes even fa jing, (or whatever) that are in forms but at the same time its not a replacement for fighting skilled exponents regardless of what setting your in. (MMA or otherwise)

Just my .02 on this topic

What is everyone elses thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance.

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